Alternate Nostril Breathing

You can practice this technique in any upright seated position either on your mat or on a chair.  If you are on a chair make sure that you keep spine upright – do not use the back of the chair for support.

Ocean Breath

Ocean Breath is one of the most fundamental pranayama techniques for the yoga student to engage with and master.

Simply put, we learn to gently narrow the throat so that as we breathe in and out we can hear the sound of our own breath.  The sound resembles that made by the sea gently lapping a shingle beach.


The Sanskrit word ‘Pranayama’ refers to all those practices in yoga where we work in some way with the breath.  However, it is important to understand that, even when we are practicing the yoga postures we are also working with the breath.